thyroid-stimulating hormone stimulation test

n.

A test that measures the uptake of I131 in the thyroid gland before and after the administration of thyroid-stimulating hormone, used to distinguish primary hyperthyroidism from secondary or tertiary hyperthyroidism.

Nearby words

  1. thyroid hormone,
  2. thyroid stimulating hormone,
  3. thyroid storm,
  4. thyroid suppression test,
  5. thyroid-stimulating hormone,
  6. thyroidectomy,
  7. thyroiditis,
  8. thyroliberin,
  9. thyromegaly,
  10. thyronine


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